Marlins hire Mel Stottlemyre Jr. as their pitching coach

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The New York Yankees-ification of the Miami Marlins continues: they’ve hired Mel Stottlemyre Jr. as their pitching coach. They’ve also hired¬†Trey Hillman as their first base coach.

Stottlemyre was never part of the Yankees — he had a cup of coffee with the Royals and that’s it — but his father, Mel Sr., was a Yankees pitcher and pitching coach. Stottlemyre was the Mariners pitching coach for the past three seasons.

Hillman, who managed the Royals from 2008-10, is a former manager in the Yankees’ minor league system — he led the Columbus Clippers for a long time — before becoming Marlins manager Don Mattingly’s bench coach with the Dodgers. Hillman has considerable managerial experience in Asia as well.

The Marlins hired Jeff Livesey as assistant hitting coach to work with hitting coach Mike Pagliarulo, himself a former Yankee. Kevin Barr was promoted to strength and conditioning coach.